Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, Published January 13 2012
16 apply for NDUS chancellor position
The search committee meets Wednesday to select semifinalists. Chancellor Bill Goetz is retiring in August. The goal is for a new chancellor to begin in July.
Republican Sen. Tim Flakoll, who is provost of the Tri-College University and director of downtown operations for North Dakota State University, is among the applicants.
Flakoll said Friday that he would not run for re-election if he is named chancellor. His term expires at the end of 2012.
The other applicants are:
- Bradley Fenwick, Jefferson Science Fellow and senior science adviser to the U.S. Department of State. Fenwick was a candidate for NDSU provost and came to campus for an interview last year.
- Eugene Hagburg of Litchfield Park, Ariz., former assistant postmaster general for the U.S. Postal Service.
- Marshall Hill, executive director for the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
- James Jefferson, drill sergeant and trainer for the North Dakota Army National Guard.
- Joy Johnston Madison, president and CEO of the Modesto (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce. She previously worked for the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce.
- Michael Lane, accounting professor and recent president of Emporia (Kan.) State University.
- Jay Noren, president of Wayne State University in Detroit. He also was interim chancellor for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
- Ronald Nykiel, dean of the College of Business at Husson University, Bangor, Maine.
- Louis Ogaard of Rancho Mirage, Calif., former director of the Abandoned Mine Lands Division for the Public Service Commission of North Dakota. He is currently president of a computer consultancy.
- Duane Pool, economist and biometrician for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory in Bismarck. He also teaches at Bismarck State College and the University of Mary.
- Behnam Pourbabai, a former scientific and technical adviser for the Federal Aviation Administration and vice president for Automatica Inc. in Reston, Va.
- Judith Roberts, deputy state director for U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D. She previously was legislative and chief legal counsel for the South Dakota chief justice.
- Larry Schuler, area veterinarian in charge for the USDA in North Dakota.
- Hamid Shirvani, president of California State University, Stanislaus.
- George Weathersby of Wayne, Pa., chairman and CEO of Genesys Solutions and former CEO of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
Grant Shaft, president of the state Board of Higher Education, said that although the application deadline was Thursday, the search committee will continue to accept applications.
The committee’s goal is to forward at least three quality finalists to the board, Shaft said.
“I do see a number of applicants that appear to stand out with fairly significant experience that I think would warrant close consideration by the committee,” Shaft said.
The current salary range the board has adopted for the chancellor position is $211,201 to $350,000.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Amy Dalrymple at (701) 241-5590